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Pike Street to Become Wiffle Ball Stadium During Opening Day Art Show

Pike Street in Downtown Covington will shut down and become a pop-up wiffle ball stadium on Friday, March 28 as part of an art event inspired by the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day celebrations.

BLDG, the Pike Street-based creative firm, announced 199C: Cincinnati's Opening Day art event on Thursday. The event will feature more than forty artists from the local area and international spots who will showcase work with baseball, Cincinnati, and Opening Day themes.

As the art hangs inside BLDG (30 West Pike Street), the celebration will continue outside where Pike Street is shut down and transformed into a pop-up wiffle ball stadium.

BLDG calls their newly announced event a "one-of-a-kind experience". It all starts at 4 p.m. and will continue throughout the night with music from Automagik, head-to-head vintage video game competitions, wiffle ball, a live art installation, and food trucks.

Artwork will be on display at BLDG through April 25.

"We are a baseball town that happens to have a creative community whose talent is second to none," said BLDG's Nick Dew. "The goal of 199C is to bring these two identities together and create a positive experience for our community."

"This event is about more than hanging art on walls. It's about finding our commonalities and creating an experience that will be remembered for years to come."

Note: This story originally appeared on March 13